What an exciting time to be a Spider-Man fan. In the span of just fifteen years, we get not one, not two, but three (!) different live-action Peter Parkers and Spider-Men. In fact, Spider-Man's had more live-action reinterpretations than any superhero in the past decade. Whoever said more is better was one hundred percent right, and no other superhero has had "more" than good ol' Spidey. Did my sarcasm make it through the text?
Okay, yes the franchise has had its problems in recent years, but if Marvel’s success is any indication, Tom Holland will be the world’s definitive Spider-Man for at least the next decade. So hopefully, given time, any remnants of battle fatigue the audience has will slowly wash away. In introducing the character in a “Captain America” film, they’re already taking Spider-Man places we’ve never seen him before, and if what we’ve hear from the writers and director are any indication, we’ll have a lot to look forward to.
“The thing that everyone keeps saying is that it’s sort of like the John Hughes version of Spider-Man, which I think is a really cool take on it,” Jon Watts, director of the upcoming Spider-Man film, told The Daily Beast. “He’s in high school, and the questions that that raises I think we haven’t explored as much as we can. In the comics so much of it was about him juggling his high school life and trying to be a superhero. I think there’s a lot to do there…
It remains to be seen how we’re going to do that, but Marvel is a very collaborative place and it’s Marvel and Sony, which is an interesting dynamic.”
While Jon Watts may not have jumped into the throes of production yet, but the two writers, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who are fresh off their previous movie Vacation seem a bit more ready to dive in headfirst (via Entertain This!).
“ 'The tone will be really grounded, about a real kid who gets these powers and what that means with a geeky, outcast kid… as we were in high school,’ said Goldstein”
‘We have time to sort of develop the powers with him, and experience the wish fulfillment and also just the fact that it’s really alienating [to have Spidey skills],’ added Daley.”
Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2” tackled a bit of the repercussions of being the vigilante we know and love, but it wasn’t a subject tackled at a high school level, so that’ll be interesting to see, for sure.
Lastly, the writers gave us one unfortunate bit of info that most fans are sure to hate.
“I think we’re going to avoid the emo dance [from ‘Spider-Man 3’)”
Let the hate commence.